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on israeli security? >> i think it absolutely should. what we saw even before the election here in the united states is that netanyahu has said time and again even in the face of critics that there has been no stronger ally to israel than the united states. the criticism kept comincoming, though. after this incident, i really do think the critics will be quieted. there's a lot of talk about how successful the iron dome program wus was. it deflected over 80% of the rockets that were fired into israel. president obama has committed more funding to iron dome. and i think that it really does cement the fact that this president and this administration has been a tremendous friend and ally to israel and that is not going to change. >> looking to the future, amy, with egypt's mohamed morsi stepping in to broker the peace, does it show that the region no longer needs the u.s. to take the lead role? certainly secretary of state hillary clinton was there, but maybe not a lead role anymore in this type of negotiation. >> no, and in fact, the united states was very crucial to president morsi negotiating
gained more than 1%. the dow closing above 13,000 for the first time since the election. this week, the focus turns back to the u.s. economy now the fiscal cliff talks are looking more promising and the election is behind us. new reports this week on the housing market, manufacturing sector and consumer data. also the second estimate for third quarter gdp comes out on thursday. the broadest gauge of the health of the economy and economists think that number is going to show better growth than we saw, 2.8% down from 2.2% that they had thought earlier. the fiscal cliff being, you know, something that really helped the stock market last week. >> i would imagine. >> don't screw up. >> please, congress, don't mess this up. let's take a live look this morning at the capitol dome where congress is back to work this week. s fiscal cliff staring them in the face. 35 days, we go right over that cliff or right down that slide or whatever the metaphor is we're using today. politicians on both sides of the aisle are now signaling that they're willing to compromise. that includes republicans who
decimated but gop senators say it is proof rice was putting pre-election spin before national security. >> it was unjustified to give the scenario as presented by ambassador rice and president obama three weeks before an election. >> reporter: ambassador rice, what do you say to republicans who say your comments were politically motivated? rice didn't answer our question but admitted her talking points were, quo, incorrect in a key respect. there was no protest or demonstration in benghazi. while we certainly wish that we had had perfect information just days after the terrorist attack, as is often the case, the intelligence assessment has evolved. we stressed that neither i nor anyone else in the administration intended to mislead the american people at any stage in this process. and the white house had this to say. >> the focus on some might say obsession on comments made on sunday shows seems, to me, and to many, to be misplaced. >> reporter: gop senators also complain rice neglected to ask key questions before telling the public what turned out to be wrong information. >> that's tr
election. so there you have it. >> dana, real quickly here, what does she want to know from ambassador rice? is there something specific that she didn't get, part of an explanation that she needs to know he in order to resolve this? >> reporter: well, she has lots of questions but she did introduce a new wrinkle into the whole question about susan rice's qualifications or experience, probably the better way to put it, and that wrinkle is that back in 1998, the bombings of the u.s. embassies across africa, susan rice at the time was assistant secretary of state for africa. so what senator collins said she was asking was whether or not she was part of the team that denied those embassies who apparently were begging at the time for more security, deny them more security. what senator collins said is that ambassador rice said she would have to refresh her memory, it was a lot of years ago, her role in that process. that's a new wrinkle here. we've heard a lot about benghazi and the current history but not going back all of those years. >> dana, thank you so much. i want to focus on what senator
. this is meeting number two now with benjamin netanyahu. and then in a few hours she'll meet with the newly-elected president mohamed morsi. this just underscores the urgency of peace talks here in the region. the israeli air attacks killing 27 more palestinians bringing the death toll to 137. a spokesperson for hamas sounding hopeful. an end to the violence is near telling cnn, quote, we are close, we are on the edge, end quote. i want to bring in dan, a former israeli officer and now a scholar at the center for middle eastern policy. good morning to you. >> good morning. >> let me just begin on what your reaction is on what appears to be a level of new violence in tel aviv. could this be a game-changer? >> well, this is a very serious development, i think. and whether it is a game-changer or not, we'll have to see. i think that up to now while a cease-fire, the parties feel that a cease-fire is within reach, they were scrambling to achieve last-minute gains, strategic and public imagewise before a cease-fire comes into effect. i think that this bus explosion is sort of a decisive image that hamas
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